People in the garden

We are featuring articles about the people who make gardens, people who study gardens, and pictures of people in gardens. If you have an idea for any person for an interview, or have a good picture (hi-res please – only one at a time!), please contact us.

Interviews with ‘Garden People’


Due to the length of content and the many pictures we include, some articles may take more than a minute to download – please be patient – it is worth it!

Days in Jerusalem Botanical Gardens – Ruilang Huang (Emily)

I am very proud that I am the first Chinese scholar in Jerusalem botanical gardens. I worked there from Nov 2007 through May 2008. This is one of my greatest experiences abroad. I came to JBG… worked on the mapping and plant identification program… [Read article]

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens – Ori Frangman Sapir Photographs

The photographs of Ori Frangman Sapir, Head Scientist at Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.
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Hever Castle to Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens was founded in by Michael Avishai , and is run with Israeli volunteers and visiting volunteers from all over the world. The UK Friends of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens was started in the same year, and a horticultural relationship has been in place with Hever Castle for the last twenty-five years. [Read full article]

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and their Friends

Started in 1956 on a site adjacent to the Hebrew University Campus in Givat Ram, the Gardens now contain more than 10,000 species of plants and flowers in an area of some 45 acres. Due to Jerusalem’s unique climate, plant species from all over the world thrive and grow, arranged in phyto-geographic sections… [Read full article]

Suki Urquhart’s Potager in France – Part 2

Last November, I interviewed Suki Urquhart : we talked about her new potager garden that she was setting up. Now she has sent a report and pictures of what astonishing progress her garden has made… [Read full article]

Profile of a Garden Designer: Heather Appleton

At BBC Gardeners World Live this year, (16th – 20th June at NEC Birmingham), NS&I will be sponsoring three gardens under the title ‘Growing Gardens Today’. One of the winners is Heather Appleton whose garden… [Read full interview]

Chloe Brown

“Chloe Brown has a fascinating background of visual influences… born in Kenya, and travelled in Africa and the Middle East before triaging in painting and print-making at the Glasgow School of Art and then at the English gardening School….” [Read full interview]

Interview with Christopher Woodward

“I was a gardener as a child, and bought plants with my pocket money, but my sister’s rabbit ate them all – so I was discouraged. I came to gardens through 18th century poetry and paintings, then, when I was researching my book In Ruins I saw…” [Read full interview]

Interview with Jeff Logsdon

Jeff Logsdon, [Head of the School of Design, Writtle College] came to Writtle College in 2003… and was attracted by the chance to develop Masters degrees in landscape architecture and garden design… [Read full interview]

Interview with Colleen Morris

Colleen Morris is very enthusiastic about gardens and their history. She is curious about all designs and the people behind them. Her book, Lost Gardens of Sydney is reviewed in the books section. I met her on her recent visit to the UK… [Read full interview]

Interview with Suki Urquhart – Part 1

Suki Urquhart is a Garden Designer and freelance Writer and had her own column in the Sunday Times for four years writing about people in their garden spaces. She has now moved to France where she is just starting up a new potager garden… [Read full interview]

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